The Walking Dead is an American horror television series developed by Frank Darabont. It is based on the comic book of the same name by Robert Kirkman, Tony Moore and Charlie Adlard. The series stars Andrew Lincoln as a deputy sheriff Rick Grimes, who wakes up from a coma in a post-apocalyptic world dominated by finding flesh-eating zombies. He sets out to find his family and meet many other survivors along the way. With amazing character development and a thrill ride full of guts/gore, “The Walking Dead” managed to jump-start an amazing franchise that saw success for many years. Zombies, or in this case, Walkers, have started to break out in the world. Days after the breakout occurs, we find ourselves with Rick Grimes, a deputy in the hospital after being shot weeks ago. With no recollection of where he is or what’s going on, we follow his story as he tries to reunite with his family. Once he finds a group of survivors, chaos ensues as they try and live their lives in the apocalypse.
Obviously, with a decent size cast, there will always be a few cogs that don’t function as well as others, but since most of the characters are fairly one dimensional early on in The Walking Dead, it’s easy to say the talent filled their roles. Everyone had their moments and those events that made them stand out, so congrats to the actors for bringing out the emotion and personality of each character. Whenever any character is introduced, they are given this establishing moment or unique trait about them that stands out. Each character here is given an insurmountable amount of depth, and you’re able to find yourself emotionally attached to the situation, despite your connection the actual character. The soundtrack is phenomenal. From the opening title sequence to the end credits, the music most often times fits perfectly with the severity of the situation. The Walking Dead isn’t overused, and it complimented the vast range of emotional moments that we had to sit through.